[vtkusers] Help building Python wheels for VTK

Taylor Braun-Jones taylor at braun-jones.org
Tue Aug 5 14:50:02 EDT 2014

I don't have an answer for you, but when you figure it out, would you be
willing to share the wheels the build recipe so that the Python vtk package
can be made available and maintained on PyPi (and installable via pip)?

Thanks and good luck!


On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I am sorry if this a developer question, but I wanted to ask for some
> help in building a Python wheel to install VTK with Python bindings.
> For anyone not deep into the current state of Python packing, Python
> wheels are a very simple zip-based installation format [1].
> We've recently had very good success building wheels for OSX, so we
> can install all the main scientific Python packages quickly on OSX
> without a compiler [2]
> I'm now trying to work out how to make a wheel for VTK.   This is very
> easy for a project with a 'setup.py' file, but I believe this isn't
> the case for VTK, and I don't know the cmake VTK build system well.
> So - is there a good place to go, to ask for help with this?
> Thanks a lot,
> Matthew
> [1] http://wheel.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> [2] https://github.com/MacPython/wiki/wiki/Spinning-wheels
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